Total TimePrep: 30 min.+ standing Cook: 15 min.
- 2 medium cucumbers, peeled, seeded and grated
- 1-1/2 teaspoons salt, divided
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- 3/4 teaspoon pepper, divided
- 6 whole pita breads
- Cooking spray
- 1 pound ground lamb or beef
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 teaspoon cornstarch
- 1/2 cup beef broth
- 2 cups plain Greek yogurt
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1/4 teaspoon grated lemon peel
- 2 cups torn romaine
- 2 medium tomatoes, seeded and chopped
- 1/2 cup pitted Greek olives, sliced
- 4 green onions, thinly sliced
- 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
- In a colander set over a bowl, toss cucumbers with 1/2 teaspoon salt. Let stand 30 minutes. Squeeze and pat dry. Set aside. In a small bowl, combine the cumin, coriander, paprika, 1/2 teaspoon pepper and 1/2 teaspoon salt; set aside.
- Cut each pita into eight wedges; arrange in a singer layer on ungreased baking sheets. Spritz both sides of pitas with cooking spray; sprinkle with 3/4 teaspoon seasoning mix. Broil 3-4 in. from the heat for 3-4 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Cool on wire racks.
- In a large skillet, cook lamb and remaining seasoning mix over medium heat until lamb is no longer pink. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Drain. Combine cornstarch and broth until smooth; gradually stir into the pan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
- In a small bowl, combine the yogurt, lemon juice, lemon peel, cucumbers and remaining salt and pepper. Arrange pita wedges on a serving platter. Layer with lettuce, lamb mixture, tomatoes, olives, onions and cheese. Serve immediately with cucumber sauce.
Nutrition Facts1 serving: 253 calories, 12g fat (5g saturated fat), 37mg cholesterol, 628mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 12g protein.
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Nov 28, 2013
This recipe is a keeper for me !! Absolutely delicious ! This is the best lamb seasoning I've tried. We ate the natchos the first night, then I used the leftovers & switched it up to make a Greek style salad next night. I added some garbanzos to the veggie mix, topped the greens with warmed-over lamb & feta & served the pita wedges for crackers. The cucumber sauce is also wonderful. I added some julienned radishes for extra crunch. Yum !
Mar 31, 2013
These were FANTASTIC! I doubled the batch and we were able to eat on them all week. The spices in the meat are spot on...we're thinking we may use the ingredients to make greek tacos. Bravo! This recipe is a keeper!
Dec 4, 2011
I served this for dinner and it was delicious and filling. I halved the yogurt sauce and there was still way too much, and we weren't crazy about it, but the rest of this dish was top notch.